Horse racing has been around for centuries, and for almost as long, writers from Damon Runyan to John Steinbeck to Hunter S. Thompson have mined the world of horse racing for some of their best material. Ex-UK jockey Dick Francis even made a lucrative second career writing more than 30 mystery books based on the world of horse racing that sold millions of copies. It's a sport that just lends itself to stories, and as this gallery shows, some great one-liners.
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The winter thoroughbred racing season and the continued chase for points and a spot in the 2019 Kentucky Derby kicks into high gear this Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The Louisiana track hosts the running of the $200,000 (G3) Lecomte Stakes, and the race has drawn a field of 14. They'll be asked to run just over one mile on the Fair Grounds dirt track.
On the first day of January all horses in the Northern Hemisphere turn one year older, and for three-year-olds, this means they are at the age where they will get their one-and-only shot at winning the Kentucky Derby. The road to qualifying for the 2019 Derby goes through New York on New Year's Day, where Aqueduct Race Track hosts the $150,000 Jerome Stakes.
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Horse racing in Oklahoma isn't usually high on the radar, but this weekend Remington Park closes its fall meet with the running of the Springboard Mile. Since the race is a qualifier for the 2019 Kentucky Derby the focus of US racing on Sunday will be on Remington, where 11 two-year-old colts are expected to go the gate and race for the $400,000 total purse
A full field of 14 runners are expected to take to the turf course at Gulfstream Park on Saturday for the running of the 2018 (G2) Fort Lauderdale Stakes. Run at 1 1/8 miles, the Fort Lauderdale offers a purse of $200,000 and features an excellent field of older turf horses, many of which come in with multiple graded-stakes wins to their name.